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Sunday, January 12, 2014

Wet and Windy

It's been wet and windy, so I have not ventured too far...

Before the grey skies descended, I took a photo of the mountain with its fresh snow ~


In the front garden, the hummingbird continues to visit.  In this photo, its gorget can be seen (iridescent throat feathers) if you look really closely ;)


The squirrel is wondering if and when I'm going to fill the woodpecker feeder with a new block of nuts and sunflowers. There are enough seeds and stuff on the ground, and also, perhaps it could try to remember where it buried all the acorns in the autumn!



After a very blustery night and day, the skies cleared, and I saw this sight out of the front window:


I enjoyed watching the colours change as the sun set.   I was hoping today would be clear, but it was another dull one, and around 6 Celsius.   I dressed for the day, and headed out.

Something caught my eye at the first place I stopped ~

A fellow was enjoying the large waves and the yellow board lent a touch of brightness.

A big puddle ~


On to the estuary.

This guy was perched on the top of a dead tree ~


Overhead, three Trumpeter Swans were honking my way ~



Looks like a Merganser flying low ~


A gathering ~



Have you ever had the feeling of being watched, and then being startled when you saw the reason?


It was good to breathe in some fresh sea air, and I enjoyed my little outing.











11 comments:

  1. You made the best of a damp day. It does get depressing after a while. At least when you get some light it illuminates beautiful scenery.

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    1. Hi Adrian ~ Yes, well the wet and windy disappeared and now we have sea fog ;) The scenery is always different and beautiful, too.

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  2. So far this year I can't remember a day where the ground hasn't been damp even when it hasn't rained. Lovely Sunsets like the one through the branches help to lift the spirits for a while.

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    1. Hi John ~ similar weather conditions here to England, for sure. Yes, the brightness of sunsets help, and the occasional sunshine is very welcome :)

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  3. It's been mostly like that here with just a sunny day here and there. Lovely pictures, I especially like the the low flying merganser. Flighty xx

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    1. Very similar weather conditions, Flighty. Glad you enjoyed the photos, especially the merganser.

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  4. Oh WOW! I simply can't get over how beautiful it is where you are, I just love that mountain, ever changing it is!!! Such amazing wildlife too, I love the little throat feathers on the dear little hummingbird and the squirrels are FANTASTIC!!! I do like that black one. Sighs....eagles....oh my....adore them I do! Fantastic post, I really enjoyed it.xxx

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    1. So nice to read your enthusiastic reply, Snowbird ~ and I'm so glad you enjoy my photos.

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  5. Fabulous pictures Glo - you are so lucky to be surrounded with such beauty and plethora of wildlife.

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    1. Thanks, Elaine ~ Fortunate indeed to live in such a lovely area ~ and I'm happy to share :)

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  6. What a wonderful set of photos - a lovely day for sure. Love the swans and ducks swimming.

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